HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Cardiac surgeon and talk show host Dr. Oz drew a crowd ofgrownup groupies Friday, anxious to meet and have their picturetaken with him at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Dr. Oz was in Hampton for the Bon Secours Successful AgingForum, sharing healthcare advice.
He suggests seniors get vitamins, Omega 3 oil and minerals fromtheir diet, but is okay with taking vitamins and supplements. Makeexercise a part of your life.
And foods Doctor Oz says you should avoid are, "White bread,white flour, white rice, soda. All these things are poisonous to usbecause they are empty calories."
Steve Zollos is the Administrative Director of HealthyCommunities for Bon Secours Hampton Roads. He explained whatseniors are up against.
"We are fighting some major battles with diabetes, beingoverweight, things like that, where we are just trying to projecthow folks can care for themselves and live to a ripe old age," hesaid.
Maurice Haynes is one of over a thousand people attending theforum. He liked the health tips he heard from Dr. Oz.
"What Dr. Oz is talking about," Haynes says, "eating andvitamins, the minerals, and the exercise, all of that is veryhelpful."
Leading physicians from Hampton Roads answered healthcarequestions. And dozens of exhibitors passed along information aboutservices, healthcare and aging well.
Steve Zollos added, "Bon Secours believes that educating thecommunity and how to take care of themselves and foster their owngood health is going to benefit everybody."
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